by David Sanchez on August 22, 2012 @ 9:55 am
Earlier today it was revealed by MCV that Sony had decided to shut down Studio Liverpool. The UK-based developer was responsible for the Wipeout series of futuristic racers, and it saw plenty of success with titles such as Wipeout HD on the PlayStation Network.
According to Sony, the developer was shut down after one of its recent review processes. While Sony Liverpool is closing its doors, the campus will remain open for various other Sony operations such as localization and logistics. “It has been decided that Liverpool Studio should be closed,” read a statement from Sony. ” Liverpool Studio has been an important part of SCE Worldwide Studios since the outset of PlayStation, and have contributed greatly to PlayStation over the years. Everyone connected with Liverpool Studio, past and present, can be very proud of their achievements.”
There’s still no word on how many folks are being left without jobs, but with a talented team like Sony Liverpool, we can probably expect those who don’t go into other Sony projects to get work elsewhere. According to Eurogamer, Sony Liverpool was currently working on two games for the still unannounced PlayStation 4. The first was a new Wipeout title, and the second was a Splinter Cell-like game.
Here at eXophase, we would like to wish the best to all former Sony Liverpool employees. We look forward to seeing what these talented individuals come up with down the road.
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